Update, July 11 Read review by Peter Malone for Hyperallergic
A packed house
Summer is a great time to see expansive shows with broad-ranging themes. Galleries often invite artists from outside their roster, and the openings are typically big, loud, and jam-packed with friends and colleagues. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll post views of several summer exhibitions in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I've already shown you To Leo, A Tribute From American Abstract Artists at Sideshow in Williamsburg. I consider that a walk-through, as I'm in the show, and that's the case with the Summer Invitational at Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea. Take a look.
Color, geometry, skewed or layered planes, and often a material sensibility unite the work of five artists: Rick Klauber, Paul Mogensen, Gary Petersen, Sarah Walker, and myself. Here's a tour of the front gallery in three shots
Four paintings by Gary Petersen . . .
. . . leading to six small paintings by Sarah Walker (five of which are visible here) . . .
. . . leading to four of my paintings
Specifics follow, as well as a tour of the second gallery
Gary Petersen, Day Tripper, 2014, acrylic and oil on canvas
Sarah Walker, Keystone, 2008, acrylic on panel
Below: Prospect and Refuge, 2008, acrylic on panel
Sarah Walker, Offset Transition, 2008, acrylic on panel, shown above and below left
Foreground: Superself II, 2008, acrylic on panel, shown below in full-on view
Continuing around the gallery: my Chromatic Geometry 13, left; three on the far wall shown in closeup below . . .
Chromatic Geometry 7, 2013, encaustic on panel
Chromatic Geometry 18, 2013
Chromatic Geometry 21, 2014
We return to the wall with Gary Petersen's work . . .
. . . and Nothing Else To Do, 2014, acrylic, ink and oil on masonite, shown at far left . . .
. . . which leads us to the back gallery and work by Paul Mogensen, above left, and below
Paul Mogensen, No Title, 2013, acrylic and oil on canvas
Paul Mogensen, No Title, 2014, oil on panel
Far wall: Rick Klauber, Western Swing, 2014, acrylic on cedar shims
Far wall and below: Regular Laugh Riot, 2014, acrylic on cedar shims . . .
. . . with detail below
Klauber's Western Swing left; Mogensen's No Title, 2013
Mogensen's untitled Pink painting, left, and No Title, 2012 in black and white
In the distance, my painting, Chromatic Geometry 13, which brings you back to the front gallery. The gallery entrance is on the right as you pass from the back gallery to the front
My Chromatic Geometry 13, 2013, encaustic on panel